Leading global law firm, Clifford Chance, has joined the UK PropTech Association as a Founding Member.   Matt Taylor, Head of UK PropTech and Partner at Clifford Chance, is leading a team who are actively keeping abreast of innovations in PropTech in order to advise their property industry clients on the importance of technology as […]

Earlier this month the UK PropTech Association crossed the Irish Sea to Dublin for a two-day trade mission involving meetings with Irish PropTech founders such as; Healy Hynes, (Beagel), Tom Courtney (Property Basecamp) and Gavin Brangan (Access Green). We also attended a PropTech meet-up on the top floor of a traditional Irish pub (the perfect […]

UKPA supports its members by shedding light on the most innovative companies in the PropTech scene.  According to Forrester Research, on average, companies spend 30% of their marketing budget on digital marketing.  As the UK’s one and only trade association for PropTech, we can leverage our large network and help you reach a wider audience at no cost.

We frequently provide members with opportunities to write or contribute to articles/press releases published by top media companies.  Our article ‘Top 10 PropTech firms to watch’  published on Property Portal Watch was picked up by top media companies EstateAgentToday and The Negotiator (click links to read the articles), resulting in several new leads for Re-Leased (one of the Top 10 listed).  Jamie McDermott, Global Head of Marketing at Re-Leased said “UKPA puts us out there in the mix and forms an essential part of our marketing strategy”.

As well as helping members like Re-Leased increase their presence in the market, we actively encourage collaboration and provide a forum for the industry to engage with each other. The roundtable* in June was well attended by key industry players from both the tech and property side including GVA, CBRE (& CBRE global investors) and JLL.  UKPA facilitated introductions for members and opened up new opportunities.  Jamie McDermott said “UKPA brings together likeminded individuals in the property sector and puts them in the same virtual room.  They have their members interest at heart”.

 

*Read the full write-up on the roundtable here

If you have been deciding whether to join the UKPA or not, I can tell you first hand that it is a place for innovation leaders. People who want to change mind-sets and traditional thinking. This was my first introduction to a discussion on open data and it has been on my mind since. It was inspiring and thought provoking, the UKPA roundtable events are ones to add to your calendar.

A hectic three days of constant networking, dashing between meetings and socialising drew to a close last night with the inaugural PropTech meet-up drinks jointly hosted by MIPIM and the UK PropTech Association.